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Apr 22, 2012

Princess Durru Shehvar, Wife of Azam Jah eldest son of the seventh and last Nizam of Hyderabad, Mir Osman Ali Khan - Hyderabad 1946



Princess Durru Shevar (1914 – 2006) was the daughter of the third marriage of His Imperial Majesty Sultan Abdul Mejid Efendi of the Ottoman Empire, son of His Imperial Majesty The Sultan Abdülâziz, Emperor of the Ottomans and the last heir apparent to the Imperial Ottoman throne and the last Caliph of the Muslim world. She held the titles of Princess of Berar and Imperial Princess of the Ottoman Empire.


Upon the family's exile to France in 1924, she was sought by the Shah of Persia and King Fuad I of Egypt as a bride for their respective heirs, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi and Farouk, and by Prince Azam Jah (1907–1970), the eldest son and heir of the last Nizam of Hyderabad State, Osman Ali Khan, Asif Jah VII, whom she married in Nice, France, on 12 November 1931. Her first cousin Princess Niloufer, was married to Prince Moazzam Jah, the second son of the Nizam.
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Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White
Source: Life Archive hosted by Google

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